‘I was once a candidate for Cy Young’… 8 runs from the first game in the second half, PIT media “I hope it’s a temporary phenomenon”

 Where did Ace Wiyong go? It collapsed 토토사이트from the first appearance in the second half. This is the story of Mitch Keller (27, Pittsburgh Pirates).

Keller started on the 19th (Korean time) in the 2023 Major League Cleveland Guardians home game held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and was sluggish with 10 hits (2 homers), 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 8 runs in 6 innings.

Keller, who joined Pittsburgh with the 64th overall pick in the second round in the 2014 draft, quickly emerged as the team’s No. 1 prospect based on the 2018 MLB pipeline. He soared up to 16th overall in the major leagues and was spotlighted as a future ace.

He made his big league debut in 2019, but it wasn’t good, going 1-5 with a 7.13 earned run average in 11 games and 48 innings.

pitching was a problem. In 2020, a shortened season, he recorded an ERA of 2.91 in 21⅔ innings, but his command was so bad that the walk rate per 9 innings reached 7.48. In 2021, he broke 100 innings for the first time in 23 games or starts, but he still had a walks per nine innings ratio of 4.38, with little improvement in his shortcomings.

Then he finally exploded his potential in 2022. He threw 159 innings in 31 games, the most since his debut, and led the team’s starting rotation with a solid record of 5 wins and 12 losses with an earned run average of 3.91. He lowered his walks-per-nine innings rate to 3.40.

And this year, Keller was dropped as the starter for the Opening Day. He got off to a bad start this season, giving up 5 hits (1 home run), 4 walks, 8 strikeouts and 4 runs in 4⅓ innings in his first appearance.

Keller, who played the role of an ace by sweeping 3 wins in 5 games in the month of April, enjoyed the thrill of his first shutout win against Colorado on May 8th. He pitched 9 innings with 4 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and no runs. At that time, Pittsburgh succeeded in escaping from seven consecutive losses thanks to Keller’s counterattack.

Keller, who maintained an average ERA of 3 by recording 4 wins and 1 loss in May and 2 wins and 2 losses in June, enjoyed the honor of being selected for the All-Star Game. At one time, he was even mentioned as a candidate for the Cy Young Award.

But the second half started off badly. He was battered for 4 runs from the 1st inning. He allowed one run while allowing three hits in a row, and was hit by a three-run homer off Josh Naylor over the right-center field fence.

After that, after giving up a right-handed hit to Andres Jimenez, he blocked Josh Bell with a grounder in front of second baseman and caught the lead runner. He seemed to take a breather, but after catching Will Brennan on a ground ball in front of the third baseman, he gave up a right-handed hit to Miles Straw from second out. He contributed a 5-run big inning.

He gave up an extra run in the third inning. The score widened to 0-7 as he dedicated a two-run home run to Bell over the right wall with one out and first base.

Keller gave up a run in the 4th inning as well. In the first company, he gave Kwan a double and Rosario and Ramirez for consecutive walks. In the bases loaded crisis, he induced Naylor to ground to second base, but could not prevent the runner from third base from coming home. The score is 0-8.

“Keller has been one of the best, most consistent starters in the National League all season,” said Rumbentor, a Pittsburgh Pirates follower from Fanside, after the game. Even the best starters sometimes fall apart. “Hopefully this beginning is temporary for Keller. With the current state of the team, Keller has to come to the mound to win.”

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